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Benches on the Avenue

Tinley Park's Benches on the Avenue public art program has become one of the Village's most popular attractions, drawing thousands of residents and visitors annually to Downtown Tinley. The colorful benches feature the work of both amateur and professional artists and provide spots to rest and enjoy the fantastic creations while strolling through town.

Artwork is based on a different theme each year, and benches are on display from mid-May through October. Each bench is sponsored by a local business or individual, who takes possession of it after the program has ended.

2021 Benches on the Avenue: Album Cover Tour

The Village of Tinley Park will host the 18th season of Benches on the Avenue from May to October of 2021 in Downtown Tinley. The 2021 Benches on the Avenue will feature some of the most iconic and memorable album covers of all time. The Village is currently seeking artists to create unique, kid-and family-friendly, imaginative, and three-dimensional designs that will take visitors on an “Album Cover Tour” through all genres and eras of music. Portrayals should be vibrant, colorful and include some degree of three-dimensional art.  

Anyone with an imagination and a bit of artistic creativity can be part of Benches on the Avenue.  All you have to do is fill out the application form and submit it with your designs for review.  Selected artists will receive $400 for supplies and the chance to win one of several awards based on selection criteria. All artists will have their biography and image of their bench posted on the Village's website.  A plaque will be attached to the bench with the artist and sponsor’s names.  In addition to the tens of thousands of residents and visitors who will view the benches, the artists and sponsors will be recognized in the Benches on the Avenue brochure which is available throughout the summer. A copy of the brochure is available from the Village Hall or on the Village website. 

Sponsorship Opportunity
This program is the perfect opportunity to market your business or organization to tens of thousands of residents and visitors throughout the summer season.  The introductory sponsorship price is $695.00 through April 1st; sponsorships will increase to $895.00 after April 1st. There are many advantages of this very exciting opportunity. Each bench sponsor receives:

•    A plaque recognizing your company as a sponsor is affixed to your sponsored bench;
•    Your business will be included in the widely distributed Benches on the Avenue brochure; and
•    Benches on the Avenue sponsors are featured on the Village’s website and Facebook page.

Benches will be sold on a first-come, first-choice basis. Reserve your bench today by completing the order form and returning it with your check.  If desired, sponsors may partner with fellow business owners to share the cost of the bench.  For further information regarding this project, please contact Joanne Carroll at 708-444-5031 or  


Brochures from from each year of the "Benches on the Avenue" program.

"Around the World" (2020)
"Prized Page Turners" (2019)

"Treasured Family Musicals" (2018
"The Power of Music" (2017)
"Once Upon a Time" (2016)
"Heroes and Villains" (2015)
"Let the Games Begin!" (2014)
"Fairy Tale Festival" (2013)
"The Magic of Music" (2012)
"America the Beautiful" (2011)
"When I Grow Up" (2010)
"Classic TV" (2009)
"A World of Travel Adventures" (2008)
"Toyland" (2007)
"Favorite Children's Storybooks" (2006)
"Hooray for Hollywood!" (2005)
"Benches on the Avenue" (2004)